Genie receives 12 industry awards in 2021
25 Dec 2021
Recognition from industry bodies and trade publications from around the world reflect commitment to quality, safety and productivity for owners and operators, says Terex AWP brand
Terex-owned access equipment heavyweight Genie has reported major success with international accolades in 2021, receiving 12 industry awards during the year.
The awards came from industry associations, a data analytics company and multiple trade publications, which recognised the brand and its products for their popularity, innovation and the value they add to owners and on job-sites.
Simon Meester, president, Genie, said: “For 55 years, the Genie team has been committed to delivering equipment and solutions that provide the quality and reliability equipment owners need, as well as performance and durability to get the job done on even the most challenging jobsites. The recognition we’ve received throughout 2021 validates that we are living up to our commitments, and we are honoured to be recognised by so many associations and publications.”
Introduced only around mid-year, the new Genie GS-1432m and GS-1932m micro scissors received three separate awards from three prestigious global trade publications. In addition, the Genie S-60 J and S-65 HF telescopic boom lifts were selected for recognition by contractor readers of two other global publications.
Genie said its micro scissors are a safe alternative to ladders and a more productive alternative to vertical mast lifts. They also are well suited for jobs that normally employ a standard 4.3m or 5.55m scissor lift, making them versatile, do-it-all machines. The GS-1432m and GS-1932m also feature Genie’s AC electric drive (E-Drive) system, which the manufacturer says is four times more efficient than traditional hydraulic drive, enabling the scissors to run 30% longer on a single charge and reducing lifetime maintenance and ownership.
J Series boom lifts feature an unrestricted capacity of 300kg and a 1.8m jib, delivering peak performance while reducing total cost of ownership by as much as 20%, says Genie. A two-section boom and single envelope mast design help drive these cost savings by eliminating length sensors, cabling and wearable components throughout. One of most significant advantages of the J series is its best-in-class weight specifications, which reduces transportation and logistics costs.
Genie’s S-65 HF high float boom lift is designed for heavy lifting in sensitive turf conditions, and the company says the model is engineered to float on soft or delicate surfaces. The S-65 HF provides 21.86m working height, and 272kg unrestricted and 454kg restricted platform capacity without damaging ground surfaces.
Genie was also recognised for delivering the Highest Retained Value and Lowest Cost of Ownership by EquipmentWatch, an important source of data, software and insight for the heavy equipment industry. The Highest Retained Value award is based on data projections for highest percentage of its original value after a five-year period. Three of the six product categories — Articulating Booms, Telescopic Booms, and I.C. Scissor Lifts — went to Genie, with the Genie Z articulating boom lifts also awarded Lowest Total Cost of Ownership by EquipmentWatch.
Two industry associations also recognised Genie in 2021. The European Rental Association presented Genie with its Technical Committee Award, with judges noting: “The Technical Committee wanted to highlight Genie’s great work in meeting the needs of rental companies in terms of digitalization.”
The Texas Rental Association (TRA) awarded Genie its Associate Member of the Year award, which is presented to TRA members who have made outstanding contributions towards the continued success of the Association.
Additionally, the Genie SX-135 XC boom lift received an Intelligent Product award from the China Machinery Industry Internet Conference (CMIIC), hosted by Huicong Publications and China Construction Machinery Industry Association.